One of the unintended benefits of the pandemic was I learned to love gardening.
It didn’t take long before I started to realize those little plants were teaching me things, if only I cared to listen. Here are 4 lessons that can help you take your life to another level:
Preparation and Details
While there are few essential ingredients, there are many paths to growth. Some plants require different soil mixtures. Some require more light; some require less. Some plants need lots of water, others barely any at all.
People are kind of like this as well. We all learn and grow differently.
Figure out the optimal settings for your development and watch results happen much quicker.
Timing is Everything
Certain seeds need to be planted at different times of year to maximize their potential. And on the other side, we must harvest our fields before they turn rotten.
Like life, timing is everything.
When plants are well taken care of, they flourish. When they outgrow their vessels, they become stale, stop growing and will need to be repotted or it will die. While the stakes are lower for most of us (self-actualization or death!?!), growing stagnant is a real danger to our progression.
When our growth levels off, maybe we need to think about repotting too.
It’s cliché AF, but mighty oaks spawn from humble acorns. The problem is this process is slow.
And we are impatient.
Sunflowers grow very quickly. Humans do not. Keeping track of our growth keeps us motivated. And just a tiny bit of motivation can lead to the discipline that brings long-term change and achievement.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is right now.
What are you growing in your garden?